Morris Motors Museum

At the Oxford Bus Museum they tell the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. The exhibits include a historic preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts – including bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters and staff uniforms. We also have lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport history through the ages.

Since 2004 it’s also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the city. The impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris’s life.

The link between William Morris founder of Morris Motors (who later became Lord Nuffield) and buses in Oxford, can be traced to 1913 when he and a partner started the first motorbus service in
the city. A double centenary celebration – 100 years of motorbuses in the city of Oxford and 100 years of car manufacture in Cowley.

There is also a unique collection of 40 vintage bicycles, including a Penny Farthing. It wouldn’t be Oxford without bikes!

A visit here will feed your appetite for nostalgia!

Morris Motors Museum

Railway Station
Main Road
Long Hanborough
OX29 8LA

Phone: 01993 883617

01296 337 622 (when museum is closed)


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